I have both practiced and taught architectural and interior design. My degree in architecture from University of Southern California,and was a core design instructor at University of California at Los Angeles for eight years before moving to Oregon.
My skills made me a perfect partner in our firm. I am an artist, and so learned how to use traditional shellac and now love it. (I use it in my art too now.) I also do all the painted finishes in our firm.
My grandmother is responsible for my needlework skills. She hooked me on crochet at five, and then taught me to tat. I taught myself embroidery, and can do most any stitch. I also learned to knit, though I confess it is not my favorite thing to do. Before my grandma died she gave me her needles, and another dear friend did the same before she died. What a special gift! I have never made a quilt, though I have repaired quilts!
I began thinking of what to write in my bio besides the obvious, my qualifications. I finally decided it is that I am happiest anytime with Mitchell + cats, cooking, when my hands are in wet paint, taking pictures, or writing. Some of my favorite people, below, and a few great images from the past year.
FAVORITE CATZ + MITCHELL